Thank you for buying a Samsung Camera.
This manual will help you learn to capture
images, share or print your photos, and edit
photos with the accompanying software.
Please read this manual thoroughly.
Instructions Getting to Know your camera
Use this camera in the following order. Thank you for buying a Samsung Digital Camera.
To use this camera with a PC, å Prior to using this camera, please read the user manual
Setting up the application
software install the application software thoroughly.
ﬁrst. After this has been done, the å If you require After Sales service, please bring the camera and
stored images in the camera can be the cause of the camera malfunction (such as battery, Memory
moved to the PC and can be edited card etc.) to the A/S centre.
by an image editing program. (p.92) å Please check that the camera is operating properly prior to when
you intend to use it (e.g. for a trip or an important event) to avoid
Take a picture. (p.19) disappointment. Samsung takes no responsibility for any loss or
Take a picture
damage that may result from camera malfunction.
å Keep this manual in a safe place.
å If you use a card reader to copy the images on the memory card to
your PC, the images could be damaged. When transferring the
Insert the supplied USB cable images taken with the camera to your PC, be sure to use the
Insert the USB cable into the PC’s USB port and the supplied USB cable to connect the camera to your PC. Please note
camera’s USB connection that the manufacturer holds no responsibility for loss or damage of
terminal. (p.94) images on the memory card due to the use of a card reader.
å The contents and illustrations of this manual are subject to
change without prior notice for upgrading the camera functions.
Check the camera’s power. If the
Check the camera's power power is turned off, preset the Ä Microsoft, Windows and Windows logo are registered trademarks
camera button to turn it on. of Microsoft Corporation incorporated in the United States and/or
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and search for [Removable Disk].
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury. avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
å Do not attempt to modify this camera in any way. To do so may å Do not use the ﬂash in close proximity to people or animals.
result in ﬁre, injury, electric shock or severe damage to you or Positioning the ﬂash too close to your subject’s eyes may cause
your camera. internal inspection, maintenance and repairs should eyesight damage.
only be carried out by your dealer or Samsung Camera Service å For safety reasons keep this product and accessories out of
centre. reach of children or animals to prevent accidents e.g.:
å Please do not use this product in close proximity to ﬂammable or - Swallowing battery or small camera accessories. If an accident
explosive gases, as this could increase the risk of explosion. should occur, please consult a doctor immediately.
å Should any form of liquid or a foreign object enter the camera, - There is the possibility of injury from the camera’s moving parts.
do not use it. Switch off the camera, and then disconnect the å Battery and camera may become hot during prolonged use and it
power source. You must contact your dealer or Samsung Camera may result in camera malfunction. Should this be the case, allow
Service centre. Do not continue to use the camera as this may the camera to sit idle for a few minutes to allow it time to cool.
cause a ﬁre or electric shock. å Do not leave this camera in places subject to extremely high
å Do not insert or drop metallic or inﬂammable foreign objects into temperatures, such as a sealed vehicle, direct sunlight or other
the camera through access points e.g. the memory card slot and places of extremes in temperature. Exposure to extreme
battery chamber. This may cause a ﬁre or electric shock. temperatures may adversely affect the camera’s internal
å Do not operate this camera with wet hands. This could pose a components and could cause a ﬁre.
risk of electric shock. å When in use, do not cover the camera or Charger. This may cause
heat to build up and distort the camera body or cause a ﬁre. Always
use the camera and its accessories in a well-ventilated area.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not READY 007 System chart
avoided, may result in a minor or moderate injury. 007 Package Contents
å Leaking, overheating, or damaged battery could result in ﬁre or injury. 007 Sold Separately
- Use battery with the correct speciﬁcation for the camera. 008 Identiﬁcation of features
- Do not short circuit, heat or dispose of battery in ﬁre.
008 Front & Top
- Do not insert the battery with the polarities reversed.
å Remove the battery when not planning to use the camera for a 009 Back
long period of time. Otherwise the battery may leak corrosive 010 Bottom
electrolyte and permanently damage the camera’s components. 010 5 Function button
å Do not ﬁre the ﬂash while it is in contact with hands or objects. Do 011 Self-timer lamp
not touch the ﬂash after using it continuously. It may cause burns.
å Do not move the camera while it is switched on, if you are using 011 Camera Status Lamp
the AC adapter. After use, always switch off the camera before 011 Mode icon
unplugging the cable from the wall socket. Then make sure that 012 Connecting to a Power Source
any connector cords or cables to other devices are disconnected 014 Inserting the memory card
before moving the camera. Failure to do so may damage the
015 Instructions on how to use the memory card
cords or cables and cause a ﬁre or electric shock.
å Take care not to touch the lens or lens cover to avoid taking an
unclear image and possibly causing camera malfunction. RECORDING 017 LCD monitor indicator
å Avoid obstructing the lens or the ﬂash when you capture an image. 018 How to use the menu
å When using this camera in low temperatures, you may experience 019 Starting the recording mode
the following. These are not camera malfunctions and usually
recover at normal temperature. 019 Selecting modes
- It takes longer to turn on the LCD monitor and the colour may 019 How to use the Program mode
differ from the subject. 020 How to use the Movie clip mode
- When changing the composition, there may be an after image on 020 Recording the movie clip without sound
the LCD monitor.
021 Pausing while recording a movie clip
å Credit cards may be demagnetized if left near case. Avoid leaving
magnetic strip cards near the case. (Successive Recording)
å Never connect the 20 pin connector to the USB port of a PC. This 021 Things to Watch Out for When Taking
carries a high risk of computer malfunction. Pictures
022 Using the camera buttons to set the camera 039 Frame Guide
022 POWER button 039 Auto Focus type
023 SHUTTER button 040 Photo Style Selector
023 Smart button 041 Image Adjust
023 Mode switch 042 DIS
024 Zoom W/T Lever 042 Movie Clip frame stabiliser
025 Info (DISP) / Up button 043 Voice Memo
026 Macro / Down button 043 Voice Recording
027 Focus lock 044 Recording the movie clip without voice
027 Flash / Left button
029 Self-timer / Right button SETUP 045 Sound menu
031 MENU button 045 Sound
031 OK button 045 Volume
031 Functions 045 Start up sound
032 How to Enable Functions Using the 045 Shutter sound
MENU Button 045 Beep Sound
032 Exposure compensation 046 AF sound
033 White balance 046 Self Portrait
034 ISO 046 Setup menu
034 Face Detection 046 Display
036 Image Size 046 Language
037 Quality / Frame rate 046 Function Description
037 ACB 047 Start up image
038 Metering 047 Display Bright
038 Drive mode 047 Quick view
047 Display SAVE 059 Play & Pause / OK button
048 Settings 060 Left / Right / Down / MENU button
048 Formatting a memory 060 Delete button
048 Initialisation 061 Setting up the play back function using
049 Setting up the Date / Time / Date type the LCD monitor
049 Time Zone 063 Edit
049 File name 063 Resize
050 Imprinting the recording date 064 Rotating an image
050 Auto power off 064 Photo Style Selector
051 Auto Focus lamp 065 Image Adjust
051 Selecting Video out type 067 View
052 Setting the USB 067 Starting the Multi Slide Show
067 Start the Multi Slide Show
PLAY 053 Starting play mode 068 Selecting Images
053 Playing back a still image 068 Conﬁgure Multi Slide Show effects
053 Playing back a movie clip 069 Setting play interval
054 Movie clip capture function 069 Setting Background Music
054 Playing back a recorded voice 069 File Options
055 Playing back a voice memo 069 Deleting images
055 LCD monitor Indicator 070 Protecting images
056 Using the camera buttons to set the camera 070 Voice memo
056 Play mode button 071 DPOF
056 Thumbnail / Enlargement Lever 073 Copy To Card
056 Smart Album
059 Info (DISP) / Up button
SMART MODE 074 Smart mode 092 Setting up the application software
074 Smart mode display 094 Starting PC mode
075 Starting Smart mode 097 Removing the removable disk
075 Selecting modes 098 Samsung Master
076 How to use Smart Auto mode 101 Setting up the USB Driver for MAC
077 How to use Smart Movie Clip mode 101 Using the USB Driver for MAC
SMART 077 Setting up the Smart menu
SMART 079 Smart Play mode display
PLAY MODE 079 Setting up the Smart Play menu
PICTBRIDGE 080 PictBridge
081 PictBridge : Picture Selection
081 PictBridge : Print Setting
082 PictBridge : Reset
APPENDIX 082 Important notes
084 Warning indicator
085 Before contacting a service centre
SOFTWARE 090 Software Notes
090 System Requirements
091 About the software
Please check that you have the correct contents before using this product. The contents can vary depending on the sales region. To buy the
optional equipment, contact your nearest Samsung dealer or Samsung service centre. Parts and accessories illustrated below may differ
from exact appearance.
Camera Rechargeable battery AC adapter / USB cable AV cable Camera strap
Software CD User manual,
(see p.91) Product warranty
SD/SDHC memory card / MMC
Identiﬁcation of features
Front & Top
Zoom T Lever (Digital zoom)
Zoom W Lever (Thumbnail)
Shutter button Smart button
Self-timer lamp /
USB / AV / DC terminal
Lens/ Lens cover
Identiﬁcation of features
Camera status lamp
LCD monitor Strap eyelet
5 function button
Play mode button
Identiﬁcation of features
Bottom 5 Function button
Information / Up button
OK / Play & Pause
Flash / Self-timer /
Left button Right button
Macro / Down button
Battery chamber cover Memory card slot
Ä To open the battery chamber cover, slide it in the direction shown
Identiﬁcation of features
Self-timer lamp Mode icon
Icon Status Description Refer to page 19/75 for more information about the camera mode
- For the ﬁrst 8 seconds, the lamp blinks at 1 second setting.
- For the ﬁnal 2 seconds, the lamp blinks quickly at MODE Program Movie
For the 2 seconds, the lamp blinks quickly at ICON
A picture will be taken after about 10 seconds and 2 SMART
Blinking Smart Auto Smart Movie
seconds later a second picture will be taken. MODE
After pressing the Shutter button, the image is taken ICON
in accordance with the subject’s movement.
Camera Status Lamp
The lamp turns on and off when the camera
is ready to take a picture
The lamp blinks while saving the image data and
After taking a picture
turns off when the camera is ready to take a picture
When ﬂash battery is charging The lamp blinks
When the USB cable is The lamp lights up
inserted to a PC (LCD monitor turns off after initializing the device)
Transmitting Data with a PC The lamp blinks (LCD monitor turns off)
When the USB cable is
The lamp blinks
inserted into a printer
When the printer is printing The lamp blinks
The lamp turns on
(The camera focus on the subject)
When the AF activates
The lamp blinks
(The camera doesn’t focus on the subject)
Connecting to a Power Source
You should use the rechargeable battery SLB-07A supplied with the Important information about battery usage.
camera. Be sure to charge the battery before using the camera. å When camera is not in use, turn off the power.
å Please remove the battery if the camera will not be used
for long periods. Batteries can lose power over time and are
Ê SLB-07A rechargeable battery Speciﬁcation
prone to leaking if kept inside the camera.
Model SLB-07A å Low temperatures (below 0°C) can affect the performance
Type Lithium lon of the battery and you may experience reduced battery life.
Capacity 720mAh å Batteries will usually recover at normal temperatures.
å During extended use of the camera, the camera body may
Voltage 3.7V become warm. This is perfectly normal.
Charging time Approximately 120 Minutes
Ê Number of images and battery life: Using the SLB-07A
Battery life /
Ê If you connect the AC adapter to the USB cable, you can use it
Conditions as an AC cable and recharge the spare battery with it.
Number of images
Using the fully charged battery, Auto
mode, 12M image size, Fine image - Using an AC cable
quality, Shot to shot interval: 30Sec. : Connect the AC adapter to the
Approx. 100 MIN / Changing the zoom position between
Still image USB cable. It can be used as a
Approx. 200 shots the Wide and the Tele after every shot.
Using the ﬂash on every second shot. power cable.
Using the camera for 5 minutes and
then powering it off for 1 minute.
Using the fully charged battery - Using a USB cable
Movie Approx. 80 MIN 800x592 image size
20fps frame rate
: Remove the AC adapter.You can
download stored images to your
PC (p.94) or supply the power
Ä These ﬁgures are measured under Samsung’s standard conditions
to your camera through the USB
and shooting conditions and may vary depending on the user’s
Connecting to a Power Source
Important information about USB cable usage. å Before inserting any cables or AC adapter, check the directions and
å Use a USB cable with the correct speciﬁcation. do not insert by force. It may cause breakage of cable or camera.
å If the camera is connected to the PC through a USB hub : å If the charging LED of the AC Charger does not turn on or blink
connect the camera directly to the PC. after inserting the rechargeable battery, please check whether the
å If the camera and other devices are connected to the PC at battery is inserted correctly.
the same time : remove other device. å If you charge the battery with the camera power on, the battery won’t
å Camera can not be detected using the front side USB port be fully charged. Turn the camera off while charging the battery.
of computer. In this case, use the back side USB port of
å If the USB port of the PC doesn’t meet the Power output Ê Charging LED of the AC Adapter
standard (5V, 500mA), the camera may not be charged. Charging LED
Being Charged Red LED is on
Charging is complete Green LED is on
Ê How to charge the rechargeable battery Charging error Red LED is off or blinking
Orange coloured LED is on
(Using the AC adapter)
å If you insert the fully discharged battery to charge it, do not turn on
the camera at the same time. The camera may not be turned on
because of the low battery capacity. Charge the battery for more
than 10 minutes before using the camera.
å Do not use the ﬂash frequently or take a movie clip with the fully
discharged battery charged for a short time. Even if the charger
is inserted, the camera power may be turned off because the
rechargeable battery is discharged again.
Connecting to a Power Source Inserting the memory card
Ê Insert the battery as shown Ê Insert the memory card as shown.
- If the camera does not turn on - Turn off the camera’s power
after you have inserted battery, before inserting the memory card.
please check whether the
- Have the front of the memory
battery (+ / -).
card facing toward the back of
- When the battery chamber the camera (LCD monitor) and
cover is opened, do not force the card pins toward the front of
the battery chamber cover, the camera (Lens).
this may damage it.
- Do not insert the memory card
the wrong way round. Doing so
may damage the memory card
Ê There are 4 indicators for battery condition that are displayed on
the LCD monitor.
Low battery Low battery
Battery The battery is (Recharge
(Prepare to (Prepare to
status fully charged or use spare
recharge or use recharge or use
spare battery) spare battery)
Ä When using the camera and the battery in a place that is excessively cold or hot,
the battery status on the LCD may be different from the actual battery status.
Instructions on how to use the memory card
å Be sure to format the memory card (see p.48) if you are using å If the memory card is subjected to any of the following, the
a newly purchased memory card for the ﬁrst time, if it contains recorded data may become corrupted :
data that the camera cannot recognise, or if it contains images - When the memory card is used incorrectly.
captured with a different camera. - If the power is switched off or the memory card is removed
å Turn off the camera power whenever the memory card is being while recording, deleting (formatting) or reading.
inserted or removed. å Samsung cannot be held responsible for lost data.
å Repeated use of the memory card will eventually reduce the å It is advisable to copy important data onto other media as back-up
memory card’s performance. Should this be the case, you will e.g. ﬂoppy disks, hard disks, CD etc.
need to purchase a new memory card. Wear and tear on the å If there is insufﬁcient memory available :
memory card is not covered by the Samsung warranty. A [Memory Full] message will appear and the camera will not
å The memory card is an electronic precision device. operate. To optimise the amount of memory in the camera,
Do not bend, drop or subject the memory card to any heavy replace the memory card or delete unnecessary images stored
impact. on the memory card.
å Do not store the memory card in an environment with strong
electronic or magnetic ﬁelds, e.g. near loud speakers or TV
receivers. å Don't remove the memory card when the camera status lamp is
blinking as this may cause damage to data in the memory card.
å Please do not use or store in an environment where there are
extremes in temperature.
å Do not allow the memory card to become dirty or to come into
contact with any liquid. Should this happen, clean the memory
card with a soft cloth.
å Please keep the memory card in its case when not in use.
å During and after periods of extended use, you may notice that the
memory card is warm. This is perfectly normal.
å Do not use a memory card that is used in another digital camera.
To use the memory card in this camera, format the memory card
using this camera.
å Do not use a memory card formatted by another digital camera or
memory card reader.
Instructions on how to use the memory card
The camera can use SD/SDHC Memory Cards and MMC (Multi When using a 1GB SD memory, the speciﬁed shooting capacity will be
Media Cards). as follows. These ﬁgures are approximate as image capacities can be
affected by variables such as subject matter and memory card type.
Card pins Recorded image Super
Fine Normal 30 FPS 20 FPS 15 FPS
About About About
- - -
169 240 365
Write protect switch
About About About
- - -
196 270 411
Label About About About
- - -
231 308 481
Still About About About
- - -
image 246 328 519
[SD (Secure Digital) memory card]
About About About
- - -
365 493 705
å The SD/SDHC memory card has a write protect switch that About About About
prevents image ﬁles from being deleted or formatted. By sliding - - -
548 680 759
the switch to the bottom of the SD/SDHC memory card, the data About About About
will be protected. By sliding the switch to the top of the SD/SDHC - - -
986 1095 1232
memory card, the data protection will be cancelled. About
å Slide the switch to the top of the SD/SDHC memory card before - - - - -
taking a picture.
*Movie About About
- - - -
clip 33'43quot; 01:03'47quot;
- - - -
å The zoom button doesn’t function during the movie recording.
å The recording times can be changed by the zoom operation.
å You can record videos of up to 4GB or 2hours each.
å Several videos were recorded in succession to determine the
total recording time.
LCD monitor indicator
ÊThe LCD monitor displays information about the shooting functions No. Description Icons Page
and selections. Memory card icon /
Internal memory icon
6 Battery p.14
7 Flash p.27
8 Self-timer p.29
9 Macro p.26
10 Photo Style Selector p.40
11 Face Detection p.34
12 DIS p.42
Image Adjust /
14 Date / Time 2009/01/01 01:00 PM p.49
15 Camera shake Warning p.21
[Image & Full Status]
16 Auto Focus Frame p.39
No. Description Icons Page 17 Drive mode p.38
18 Metering p.38
1 Recording mode p.19
19 Image Quality / Frame Rate p.37
Optical / Digital Zoom bar /
2 p.24 20 Image Size p.36
Digital Zoom rate
3 Voice Memo p.43 21 ISO p.34
Number of available shots
00001 p.16 22 White Balance p.33
Remaining time 00:00:00 p.16 23 Exposure compensation p.32
How to use the menu
1. Turn on the camera and press the MENU button. A menu for each camera mode appears.
Functions White Balance
Display Face Detection
Settings Photo Size
2. Use the up or down buttons to navigate through the menus.
Press the Functions
White Balance Start Sound
UP or DOWN Sound
ISO Shutter Sound
Face Detection Beep
Settings Photo Size Settings AF Sound
Exit Change Exit Change
3. Use the left or right buttons to select a sub menu.
Volume Press the Volume :Medium
Press the Volume Off :Medium
LEFT or Start Sound :Off
LEFT or Start Sound Low:Off
Sound Shutter Sound Shutter Sound :1 Shutter Sound Medium
RIGHT button. RIGHT button. High
Display Beep Beep :1 Beep :1
Settings AF Sound AF Sound :On AF Sound :On
Self-Portrait Self-Portrait :On Self-Portrait :On
Exit Change Exit Back Back Set
4. Select a submenu and click the OK button to save settings and return to the previous window.
Starting the recording mode
Selecting modes How to use the Program mode ( )
Ê Mode selection using the Mode switch Selecting the automatic mode will conﬁgure the camera with
optimal settings. You can still manually conﬁgure all functions
You can use the Mode switch on the back of your camera to select except the aperture value and shutter speed.
the correct mode.
1. Insert the batteries (p.14). Insert the
batteries taking note of the polarity
(+ / -).
2. Insert the memory card (p.14).
As this camera has a 31MB internal
memory, you do not need to insert
the memory card. If the memory
card is not inserted, an image will be
[Program mode] [Movie Clip mode]
stored in the internal memory. If the memory card is inserted,
an image will be stored on the memory card.
3. Close the battery chamber cover.
4. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
5. Use the Mode switch to select Program mode (p.19).
6. Press the Menu button to conﬁgure advanced functions.
(See p.31 for further details.)
å If the auto focus frame turns to red when you press the shutter
button down half way, it means that the camera cannot focus
on the subject. Should this be the case, the camera is unable to
capture an image clearly.
å Avoid obstructing the lens or the ﬂash when you capture an image.
Starting the recording mode
How to use the Movie clip mode ( ) Recording the movie clip without sound
A movie clip can be recorded for as long as the available recording You can record the movie clip without sound.
time (maximum of 20 minutes) of the memory capacity allows. Steps from 1 -3 are the same as those for
1. Use the Mode switch to select Movie MOVIE mode.
Clip mode. (The Movie clip mode icon 4. Press the Menu button.
and available recording time will display 5. Press the Up / Down button to select the
on the LCD monitor.). [Functions] menu and press the Right
2. Point the camera towards the subject button.
and compose the image by using the
LCD monitor. 6. Select the [Voice] menu by pressing the Up / Down button and
3. Press the Shutter button once and movie clips are recorded for press the OK button.
up to 20 minutes. Movie clips will still be recorded if the shutter 7. Select the [Off] menu by pressing the Left / Right button.
button is released. If you wish to stop recording, press the shut- 8. Press the OK button. You can record a movie without sound.
ter button again. Ä See p.44 for further details.
Ä Image size and type are listed below.
- Image size : 800x592, 640x480, 320x240 (Selectable)
- Movie clip ﬁle type : AVI (MPEG-4)
- Frame Rate : 30 FPS, 20 FPS, 15 FPS (Selectable)
- The frame rate can be selected when the following image size
800x592: 20FPS selectable
640x480, 320x240: 30FPS, 15FPS selectable
- If the recording time is takes longer 20 minutes, the recording
is stopped and then saved.
Starting the recording mode Things to Watch Out for When Taking Pictures
Pausing while recording a movie clip (Successive Recording) å Pressing the shutter button down half way.
Lightly press the shutter button to conﬁrm focus and ﬂash battery
This camera allows you to temporarily stop during unwanted
charge. Press the shutter button all way down to take the picture.
scenes, while recording a movie clip. Using this function, you can
record your favourite scenes into a movie clip without having to
create multiple movie clips.
Ê Using Successive Recording
Steps from 1-2 are the same as those for
MOVIE CLIP mode. [Press the shutter button]
[Lightly press the shutter button]
3. Press the shutter button and movie
clips are recorded for as long as the å The available memory capacity may vary depending on shooting
available recording time. Movie clips conditions and camera settings.
will still be recorded if the shutter button å When the Flash Off, Slow synchro mode or DIS mode is selected
is released. Stop Record
in a low lighting condition, the camera shake warning indicator
4. Press the OK button to pause recording. ( Ã ) may appear on the LCD monitor. In this case, use a tripod,
5. Press the OK button again to resume the recording. support the camera on a solid surface or change to ﬂash shot
6. If you wish to stop recording, press the shutter button again. mode.
å Shooting against the light : Please do not take pictures against the
sun. Doing so may make the picture
dark. To take a picture against the light,
please use the ﬁll-in ﬂash (see page 28),
spot metering (see page 38), exposure
compensation (see page 32) or ACB (see
page 37) function.
å Avoid obstructing the lens or the ﬂash when you capture an image.
å Compose the image by using the LCD monitor.
Things to Watch Out for When Taking Pictures Using the camera buttons to set the camera
å Under certain conditions the auto focus system may not perform The recording mode function can be set up by using the camera buttons.
- When photographing a subject that has little contrast.
- If the subject is highly reﬂective or shiny. POWER button
- If the subject is moving at high speed.
Used for turning the camera’s power on / off.
- When there is strong reﬂected light, or when the background is
If there is no operation during the speciﬁed
time, the camera's power will be turned off
- When the subject matter has only horizontal lines or the subject
automatically to save battery life.
is very narrow (such as a stick or ﬂagpole).
Refer to page 50 for more information
- When the surroundings are dark.
about the auto power off function.
SHUTTER button Mode switch
Used for taking an image or recording voice in the RECORDING
You can use the Mode switch on the back
of your camera to select the correct mode.
å In MOVIE CLIP mode
Pressing the shutter button down fully
starts the process for recording a movie
clip. Press the shutter button once and
the movie clip is recorded for as long Normal mode
as the available recording time in the When recording a movie clip : Push the Mode switch down to select
memory allows. If you wish to stop recording, press the shutter Movie Clip mode (The time available
button again. for recording movie clips is displayed
å In STILL IMAGE mode on the LCD monitor).
Pressing the shutter button down halfway activates the autofocus When capturing a still image : Push the Mode switch up to select
and checks the condition of the ﬂash. Pressing the shutter button Program mode.
down fully takes and stores the image. If you select voice memo
recording, the recording will start after the camera has ﬁnished
storing the image data. When recording a movie clip : Push the Mode switch down to select
Smart Movie Clip mode (The time
available for recording movie clips is
displayed on the LCD monitor).
Smart button When capturing a still image : Push the Mode switch up to select
Smart Auto mode.
You can use the Smart button at the top
of your camera to select the correct smart
Ä See p.75 for further details.
Zoom W/T Lever
When the menu window is not displayed, Ê WIDE Zoom
this lever is used to control the optical or Optical zoom WIDE : Move the Zoom W/T lever to the left in
digital zoom. optical zoom mode to see subjects in the
This camera has a 3X optical zoom and distance. Continue to move the Zoom W/T
a 5X digital zoom function. Using both lever to the left to disable optical zoom.
will offer a total zoom ratio of 15X.
Ê TELE Zoom
Optical zoom TELE : Move the Zoom W/T lever to the right to
see the subject closer.
Digital zoom TELE : Move the Zoom W/T lever to the right once
again in optical 3x zoom mode to enable
digital zoom (software tele). Stop moving
[TELE zoom] [Optical zoom 2X] [WIDE zoom]
the Zoom W/T lever to stop the operation
of digital zoom (tele). In digital 5x zoom
mode, digital zoom is disabled even if you Digital zoom WIDE : Move the Zoom W/T lever to the left
operate the Zoom W/T lever. in digital zoom mode to enable digital
zoom (software wide). Stop moving the
Zoom W/T lever to stop the operation of
digital zoom. Continue to move the Zoom
W/T lever to the left when digital zoom is
disabled to disable optical zoom (optical
[WIDE zoom] [TELE zoom] [Digital zoom 5.0X]
[Digital zoom 5.0X] [TELE zoom] [WIDE zoom]
Zoom W/T Lever Info (DISP) / Up button
å Images taken using the digital zoom may take a little longer for While the menu is showing, the Up button operates as a direction button.
the camera to process. Allow time for this to take place. In the recording modes or playback mode, pressing this button will
å If the Zoom buttons are being pressed during the Movie shots, display the image information.
the voice will not be recorded.
å You may notice a decrease in image quality when using the
å To view a clearer digital zoom image, press the shutter button
halfway at the maximum optical zoom position and move the
Zoom W/T lever to the right again.
å The digital zoom does not work in Movie Clip, Smart Auto and
Smart Movie Clip modes.
å Take care not to touch the lens to avoid taking an unclear image
and possibly causing camera malfunction. If the image is dim, turn [Filming screen] [Information screen]
the camera power off and on again to modify the lens position.
å Take care not to press the lens as this may cause a camera
å When the camera is turned on, take care not to touch the camera’s
moving lens parts as this may cause the resulting image to be dim
Macro ( ) / Down button
Ê Types of focus mode and focus range (W : Wide, T : Tele)
While the menu is showing, the Down button operates as a direction (Unit: cm)
button. When the menu is not showing, you can use the MACRO
( ) / DOWN button to take macro pictures. Mode Program ( )
The distance ranges are shown below. Press the Macro button until Focus Type macro ( ) Normal
the desired macro mode indicator appears on the LCD monitor.
W : 10 ~ 80 W : 80 ~ Inﬁnity
T : 50 ~ 80 T : 80 ~ Inﬁnity
å When the macro mode is selected, be particularly careful to avoid
å When you take a picture within 40cm (Wide zoom) or 50cm
(Tele zoom) in the Macro mode, select the FLASH OFF mode.
[Auto Focus] [Macro ( )]
Ê Available focusing method, by recording mode
( o : Selectable, ä : Inﬁnity focus range)
Mode Macro Normal
Focus lock Flash ( ) / Left button
To focus on a subject not positioned in the centre of the picture, use When the menu is displayed on the LCD
the focus lock function. monitor, pressing the LEFT button makes
the cursor shift to the left tab.
Ê Using the Focus Lock When the menu is not displayed on the
1. Ensure the subject is in the centre of the autofocus frame. LCD monitor, the LEFT button operates as
2. Press the SHUTTER button halfway. When the green auto focus the FLASH ( ) button.
frame lights up, it means the camera is focused on the subject. [Selecting the Auto ﬂash]
Be careful not to press the SHUTTER button all the way down to Ê Selecting the ﬂash mode
avoid taking an unwanted picture. 1. Use the Mode switch to select a mode other than Movie Clip mode.
3. With the SHUTTER button still pressed down only halfway, move (p.19)
the camera to recompose your picture as desired, and then 2. Press the Flash button until the desired ﬂash mode indicator is
press the SHUTTER button completely to take the picture. If you displayed on the LCD monitor.
release your ﬁnger from the SHUTTER button, the focus lock 3. A ﬂash mode indicator will be displayed on the LCD monitor.
function will be cancelled. Use the correct ﬂash to suit the environment.
Ê Flash range (Unit: m)
Normal Macro Auto macro
WIDE TELE WIDE TELE WIDE TELE
1. The image to be 2. Press the SHUTTER 3. Recompose the picture
captured. button halfway and and fully depress the AUTO 0.8~3.0 0.8~2.0 0.4~0.8 0.5~0.8 0.4~3.0 0.5~2.0
focus on the subject. SHUTTER button.
Flash ( ) / Left button
å If you press the shutter button after selecting the ﬂash, the ﬁrst Ê Flash mode indicator
ﬂash ﬁres to check the shooting condition (Flash range and
Power ratio of ﬂash). Do not move the camera until the second Icon Flash mode Description
ﬂash ﬁres. If the subject or background is dark, the
å Using the ﬂash frequently will reduce the life of the battery. Auto ﬂash
camera ﬂash will operate automatically.
å Under normal operating conditions the re-charging time for
the ﬂash is usually within 4 seconds. If the battery is weak, the If a subject or background is dark, the
charging time will be longer. Auto & Red eye camera ﬂash will work automatically and
å The ﬂash does not work in Movie Clip mode. reduction will reduce the red-eye effect by using the
red-eye reduction function.
å Take photographs within the ﬂash range.
å The image quality is not guaranteed if the subject is too close The ﬂash ﬁres regardless of the avail-
or highly reﬂective. able light. The intensity of the ﬂash will be
å When taking an image in poorly lit conditions with the ﬂash, Fill in ﬂash
automatically controlled to suit the prevailing
there may be a white speck in the captured image. The speck conditions.
is caused by the ﬂash light reﬂecting off atmospheric dust.
The ﬂash operates with a slow shutter speed
to obtain a balanced correct exposure. In
Slow synchro poor lighting conditions the camera shake
warning indicator ( Ã ) will display on the
When a shot with quot;red eyequot; is detected,
Red-eye reduction this mode will reduce the red-eye effect
The ﬂash does not ﬁre.
Select this mode when capturing images in
a place or situation where ﬂash photography
Flash off is prohibited. When you capture an image
in poorly lit conditions, the camera shake
warning indicator ( Ã ) will appear on the
å Smart Auto ﬂash ( ) icon will appear in [Smart Auto]
Flash ( ) / Left button Self-timer ( ) / Right button
Ê Available ﬂash mode, by recording mode Ê Selecting the self-timer
( o : Selectable) 1. Select a Recording mode with the
Mode exception of Voice recording mode. (p.19)
2. Press the SELF-TIMER / RIGHT ( )
o o o o o o button until the desired mode indicator
o displays on the LCD monitor. A 10 second,
2 second, Double self-timer or Motion timer
icon appears on the LCD monitor.
3. When you press the SHUTTER button,
the picture will be taken after the
speciﬁed time has elapsed.
Self-timer ( ) / Right button
When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing the Right [Selecting the 10 SEC
button makes the cursor shift to the right tab.
When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the RIGHT Ê Self-timer mode indicator
button operates as the Self-timer ( ) button. This function is used Icon Mode Description
when the photographer would also like to be in the image.
10SEC Pressing the shutter button will allow an interval
self-timer of 10 seconds before the image is taken.
å If you operate the Self-timer button during the self-timer
operation, the self-timer function is cancelled. 2SEC Pressing the shutter button will allow an interval
å Use a tripod to prevent the camera from shaking. self-timer of 2 seconds before the image is taken.
å In Movie Clip mode, only the 10SEC self-timer will work. A picture will be taken after about 10 seconds
and 2 seconds later a second picture will be
taken. When using the ﬂash, the 2-second
self-timer may be delayed for longer than 2
seconds depending on the ﬂash charging time.
The camera detects the subject's movement 6
seconds after pressing the Shutter button, and the
picture is taken when the movement is stopped.
Self-timer ( ) / Right button
Ê Motion Timer In the following cases, the Motion Timer may not operate.
Motion Icon & Self-timer lamp å The focus distance is over 3m. The detection range of
Pressing the Shuter button after å The exposure is too bright or dark Motion Timer
Blink (1 second interval)
setting the Motion Timer å In backlight conditions.
å The movement is insigniﬁcant
Detecting the subject's movement Blink (0.25 second interval)
å The movement is detected beyond
Turn on and the image is taken the center part (50%) of the sensor
No movement is detected
after 2 seconds where the movement is recognized.
å If the camera doesn`t sense any
movement for 30 seconds, or the
Ê The Motion Timer ﬂows are as followings. (Movie Clip mode excluded) camera doesn’t sense stillness
after sensing movement
Selecting the Motion Timer Ã Pressing the Shutter button Ã
Conﬁrming the composition (Within 6 sec.)*1 Ã Starting the
detection (Swing your hands fully)*2 Ã Stopping the detection
(Do not move) Ã Taking an image (after 2 sec.)
*1: The camera detects the subject's movement 6 seconds after pressing the
Shtter button, so conﬁrm the composition within 6 seconds.
*2: Move your body or hands fully.
MENU button Functions ( )
- When you press the MENU button, a menu related to each Use the menu that enables the functions to bring up the menus below:
camera mode will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Pressing it
Mode Menu Available mode Page
again will return the LCD to the initial display.
- A menu option can be displayed when the following are selected : EV p.32
MOVIE CLIP and STILL IMAGE mode. There is no menu
available when the voice recording function is selected. White Balance p.33
Functions White Balance Face Detection p.34
Display Face Detection Photo Size / Movie Size p.36
Settings Photo Size
[Pressing the MENU button] Quality Quality / Frame Rate p.37
[Menu off] [Menu on]
(Functions) Drive p.38
OK button Frame Guide p.39
- When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, this button is Focus Area p.39
used for shifting the cursor to the sub menu or for conﬁrming data.
Photo Style Selector p.40
Image Adjust p.41
White Balance [Pressing the White Balance
OK button] ISO
Display Face Detection Face Detection
Settings Photo Size Photo Size
Quality Quality Stabiliser p.42
Exit Change Exit Back Voice p.43
Functions ( )
How to Enable Functions Using the MENU Button Exposure compensation
1. Press the MENU button in an available mode. This camera automatically adjusts the exposure according to the
2. Press the Up / Down button to select the [Functions] menu and ambient lighting conditions.
press the Right/OK button. You can also select the exposure value by using the [EV] menu.
Ê Compensating Exposure
Sound ISO ISO 1. Click the Up/Down button from the
Display Face Detection
Functions menu to select [EV] ( ).
Quality button Quality 2. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to
ACB ACB set the desired exposure compensation
Exit Change Exit Back
3. Select a desired menu by pressing the Up / Down button and 3. Press the OK button. The value you Back Move
then press the OK button. set will be saved and the Exposure Compensation setup mode
will be closed. If you change the exposure value, the exposure
EV EV indicator ( ) will be displayed on the Left of the LCD monitor.
White Balance White Balance
Face Detection Up / Down Face Detection Ä A negative exposure compensation value reduces the exposure.
button Photo Size Note that a positive exposure compensation value increases the
exposure and the LCD monitor will appear white or you may not
Exit Back Exit Back get good pictures.
4. Select a desired menu by pressing the Left / Right button and
then press the OK button.
White Balance Daylight
Left / Right
Back Move Back Move
Functions ( )
Ê Using the Custom White Balance
White balance settings may vary slightly depending on the
The white balance control allows you to shooting environment. You can select the most appropriate
adjust the colours to appear more natural. white balance setting for a given shooting environment by setting
up the custom white balance.
1. Select the CUSTOM ( ) menu of
Back Move the White Balance and place a sheet
of white paper in front of the camera
so that the LCD monitor shows only
Mode Icon Description white.
The camera automatically selects the ap-
Auto WB propriate white balance settings, depending 2. OK button : selects previous White paper
on the prevailing lighting conditions. custom white balance.
Shutter button : saves new custom white balance.
Daylight For taking images outside.
- The custom white balance value will be applied, starting with
For taking images under a cloudy and the next picture you take.
overcast sky. - The user conﬁgured white balance will be remain effective
For shooting under daylight ﬂuorescent until it is overwritten.
types of three-way ﬂuorescent lighting.
Fluorescent_L Shooting under white ﬂuorescent lighting.
For shooting under tungsten (standard light
Allows the user to set the white balance
according to the shooting condition.
Ä Different lighting conditions may cause a colour cast on your images.
Functions ( )
ISO Face Detection
You can select the ISO sensitivity when taking pictures.The speed or If you use face detection options, your
speciﬁc light-sensitivity of a camera is rated by ISO numbers. camera can detect a human face. When
focusing on a human face, the brightness
[Auto] : The camera's sensitivity is of the face is also adjusted. You can also Face Detection
automatically changed by capture natural facial expressions by using
variables such as lighting value ISO self portrait, smile shot or blink detection. Back Move
or subject brightness.
[ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200] :
You can increase the shutter speed while Back Move
the same amount of light is present, by increasing the ISO sensitivity.
However, the image may be saturated in high luminance. The higher
the ISO value, the higher the camera’s sensitivity to light and therefore This mode detects the face position of the subject automatically
the greater its capacity to take pictures in dark conditions. However, and then sets the focus and exposure. Select this mode for quick
the noise level in the image will increase as the ISO value increases, and easy face picture.
making the image appear coarse.
1. The size and position of the auto
Ä When [Motion Capture] is set, ISO speed will be set to Auto.
focus frame is set at the face of the
Ä [ISO] is enabled only in [Program] mode.
Ä When the ISO 3200 menu is selected, the image size is ﬁxed to
2. Press the shutter button halfway.
The focus frame turns to green
when the focus is activated.
3. Press the shutter button fully to take
Functions ( )
å This function can detect up to 10 persons. Ê Beauty Shot
å When the camera recognises many people at the same Take a photo of a person with options
time, it will focus on the nearest person. to hide facial imperfections.
å The Digital zoom is not activated in this mode.
å When the camera detects a target face, the white colour
focus frame will be displayed over the target face and the
grey colour focus frame appears over the remaining faces.
Press the shutter button halfway down to focus on the face
and the white focus frame turns green.
å Return to previous AF mode if face detection was failure.
å In some conditions this function cannot work properly. Ê Self Portrait
- When a person wears dark glasses or some part of the When taking pictures of yourself, the area of your face is
face is hidden. automatically detected so that you can take self pictures more
- When the person being taken does not look at the camera. easily and quickly.
- Camera doesn't detect a face as the brightness is too dark
or too bright. 1. For self-ﬁlming, set the camera lens
- The distance between the camera and object are far. towards the face of the object. It
å The maximum available Face Detection range is 2.5m (Wide). automatically detects the face of the
å The nearer the subject, the faster the camera can recognize object, and emits a guiding sound.
2. Start ﬁlming by pressing the shutter
å When locating the face in the center of the screen, it repeatedly
emits a faster sound unlike the sounds that are emitted when
the face is not in the center.
å The guiding sound can be set using the sound setting
menu. (See p.46)